Respiratory Care
Respiratory Care

Respiratory Care


The Children's Mercy Respiratory Care staff actively works in all patient-care settings, including the intensive care units and the emergency department.

Services are provided 24 hours a day in all departments at both Children's Mercy Hospital and Children's Mercy Kansas.

Services Offered

  • Asthma education for inpatients and clinics
  • Equipment acquisition and maintenance
  • High-frequency oscillatory ventilation (HFOV)
  • Inpatient, urgent care, and emergency department services
  • Non-invasive monitoring
  • Oxygen therapy set-ups and evaluations
  • Patient and caregiver education
  • Ventilator management and education
  • Respiratory Outpatient Clinic (ROC) open 24/7 during bronchiolitis season, November - March

Commonly Treated Conditions

Respiratory therapists work closely with the Sections of Neonatology, Pulmonology and Critical Care Medicine, as well as provide routine care on the medical/surgical floors. Therapists help care for patients with the following conditions:
  • Asthma
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Organ recipients
  • Reactive airway disease
  • Ventilator dependency
  • Various other respiratory conditions

Outpatient Clinic

The Respiratory Outpatient Clinic (ROC) provides treatment from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. for infants referred by their primary care provider for bronchiolitis, a breathing tract infection caused by a virus such as respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).

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